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Rare Mercury Sun Transit today

A rare celestial event is happening Monday, November 11th as the planet Mercury is making what is called a transit across the sun.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 3:42 PM

NASA TV -  A rare celestial event is happening Monday, November 11th as the planet Mercury is making what is called a transit across the sun. 

According to NBC News, this phenomenon only happens about 13 times every century, when the planet Mercury passes between the Sun and the Earth.

It appears as a small black dot passing through the glare of the Sun.

Several organizations including NASA marked the event with a live stream of it taking place.

People on the east coast of the United States, Central America, and South America will be able to see the entire event that started at 7:35 eastern time. That's because the Sun has risen by that time.  Parts of Europe, and Africa will also see part of Mercury's transit.

The entire event lasts a little more than five hours.

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